We adore this tastes-like-real-takeaway spring roll recipe

Now that summer is on the horizon, one of our favourite goals I is to cut back on the amount of takeaways we have each week. Sometimes, our cravings for them can get seriously out of control!

Cutting back on takeaways is not only healthier for you, but it also saves you quite a bit of cash too - which is definitely needed during the summer season, aka the busiest time of the year. 

However, if you're still desperate for that takeaway feeling, it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom! Check out this 'fakeaway' spring rolls recipe below, which we're currently obsessing over. It's tasty, easy to make, and totally guilt-free. It's a win win!

fried spring rolls


1 roll frozen pastry

300g coleslaw mix

200g prawns (optional)

1tbsp sesame oil

1tsp ginger powder

1 chopped green onion

100g bamboo shoots.

2tbsp soy sauce

1 egg

2 cloves of garlic

1tsp fish sauce

Salt and pepper

Sweet chilli sauce

Olive oil

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Turn your oven on to 200 degrees Celsius.

Pour olive oil into a pan on a medium heat. Put your chopped prawns into the pan and season with salt and pepper.

Add chopped garlic to the pan and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring every so often.

Empty your coleslaw mix and bamboo shoots into the pan and let them wilt.

Add your soy sauce, sesame oil and fish sauce to the pan, stirring continuously.

Sprinkle ginger and chopped green onions on top of the mixture, mixing in well. After 2 minutes remove from the heat and set aside.

Crack the egg into a cup and whisk well. Lay out your pastry and cut it into squares. Separate them.

Using the egg wash, brush the edges of the pastry squares. Retrieve your filling mixture and spoon 2-3 tbsp of it into the centre of the square.

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Fold one corner of the pastry square so that it covers the mixture. Tuck that corner under so that the mixture is folded into the pocket. Tuck the two loose corners at either end of the pocket inwards. Then roll the bulge of mixture upwards to the top corner to create the roll. Wash the outside with remaining egg wash.

Place on a parchment-lined baking tray and put in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes or until pastry is crispy.

Serve with a dip of sweet chilli and enjoy your fakeaway without the guilt!